EAN-139780811218139   EAN-13 barcode 9780811218139
Product NameNever Any End To Paris
CategoryBook / Magazine / Publication
Short DescriptionHeight:7.99 inches / Length:5.16 inches / Weight:0.51 pounds / Width:0.51 inches
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Width0.7 inches    (convert)
Height8 inches    (convert)
Length5.3 inches    (convert)
Weight8 ounces    (convert)
AuthorEnrique Vila-Matas
Page Count197
Long DescriptionA splendid ironic portrayal of literary Paris and of a young writer’s struggles by one of Spain’s most eminent authors. This brilliantly ironic novel about literature and writing, in Vila-Matas’s trademark witty and erudite style, is told in the form of a lecture delivered by a novelist clearly a version of the author himself. The “lecturer” tells of his two-year stint living in Marguerite Duras’s garret during the seventies, spending time with writers, intellectuals, and eccentrics, and trying to make it as a creator of literature: “I went to Paris and was very poor and very unhappy.” Encountering such luminaries as Duras, Roland Barthes, Georges Perec, Sergio Pitol, Samuel Beckett, and Juan Marsé, our narrator embarks on a novel whose text will “kill” its readers and put him on a footing with his beloved Hemingway. ( Never Any End to Pari s takes its title from a refrain in A Moveable Feast .) What emerges is a fabulous portrait of intellectual life in Paris that, with humor and penetrating insight, investigates the role of literature in our lives.
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